Bags & Pouches
Algonkian Pouch (Northeast)
Catalog Number: 86-3-1/2
Typical Victorian-style purse made from cotton with velveteen and red silk edging. Decorated with raised beaded floral design and sequin-like discs edged in white and sewn with cotton thread.
Onondaga Game Pouch (New York)
Catalog Number: 79-8-1/25
Contemporary gaming drawstring pouch in deerskin sewn with cotton thread. Glass beads are scalloped around the edges and seams. Contains 63 choke cherry and wild plum pits. Made by Adelphena and Moses Logan, Onondaga.
Cree Netted Beadwork Bag (Northeast)
Catalog Number: 84-4-1/8
Netted beadwork bag in green and pink with blue silk taffeta top and drawstring.
Huron Birch Bark Case (Northeast)
circa late-19th to early-20th century
Catalog Number: 79-7-6/3
Made from birch bark, this case is decorated with a floral design in moose hair and is bound with cotton twine. Produced by women for sale and may have been used for holding cigars or cards.
Dakota Money Bag (Plains)
Catalog Number: 83-9-1/12
Leather pouch lined with cotton and fitted with taffeta top and a satin ribbon drawstring. Body is decorated with beaded floral design and names of biblical verses. Used by Dakota women to contain offerings for the Missions.
Sled Bag (Arctic/Subarctic)
Catalog Number: 79-7-1/1
Babiche (strips of rawhide, sinew or gut used for sewing, lacing or fastening) netted bag. Made from smoke-tanned leather with a black velvet band and decorated with beaded floral designs. Designed to be attached between the handles of a snow sled.